Edit Historians have classified the indigenous people of Costa Rica as belonging to the Intermediate Areawhere the peripheries of the Mesoamerican and Andean native cultures overlapped.
Watson became a household name in Costa Rica when he was arrested in Germany in May on Costa Rican charges that he endangered the lives of Tico fishermen in a high-seas confrontation off the coast of Guatemala in Sea Shepherd accused the fishermen of illegally fishing and finning sharks.
Interpol issued two active red notices for Watson, who fled house arrest in Germany. Only now, Paul is listed on a red notice by Interpol based on the same testimony, and obviously, Japan took the opportunity to present their own red notice.
We have two red notices that are in our opinion clearly politically motivated. And then Interpol will contact the requesting country, letting them know that a person has entered that country. Japan and Costa Rica, in this case, can present a request for provisional arrest.
The funny thing about Japan is that the whole case, the whole red notice is based on testimony of one guy, Pete Bethune, who was arrested for boarding a [Japanese] whaling ship.
He was then taken to Japan, and there he pretty much pointed the finger at Paul saying Paul made him do it, even though we have video evidence proving differently. But because we were not heard in Japan, the Japanese government decided to prosecute Paul, which is what they wanted anyway.
A fisherman who allegedly broke his finger 10 years ago?
A fisherman who was convicted the year before for illegally fishing in Galapagos? And what you can see on the video is no damage; they went immediately to check and nobody was injured. A couple months later, they said there was all this damage, broken windows, etc.
When you look at the video, not one window broke. The story also mentions this guy who came back and was so depressed that he eventually became addicted to drugs.
I think they used the press to get sympathy for their case, and I think it worked.
They printed whatever the guys said without checking the facts. This past year for us was the most disastrous campaign. We blew our turbo chargers and continued at a maximum speed of 10 knots. But nobody knew that, so the Japanese at some points had two harpoon ships following us.
That way we were very successful.
We kept the kill quota down to 26 percent, which was still more than the year before, at 17 percent. But if you think about it, a small organization with three ships and a bunch of volunteers manages to keep Japanese whalers on their knees for two consecutive years.
We were going from one storm to another. It was absolutely horrible. We were going through meter waves and storm after storm.
Of course that also made things difficult for the Japanese whaling fleet. Our ships are very seaworthy. The Japanese ships are made for speed, very narrow, very sharp, with pointy bows and lots of weight in the bottom of the ships.
When they hit a storm, you can see those boats slamming up and down like a cork. They must be very uncomfortable. We know they must absolutely hate us right now.
At some point in the past campaign they were changing ships so they could get a break and other crews could come in.
But will this case in Japan ever go away? Our primary goal is to get both arrest warrants dropped. We want to get the Costa Rican case resolved first, and then the Japanese case. And again, the case in Japan is based solely on the testimony of one person.
We have a court case in [the U. The court of appeals is going to send the case back to the same judge that ruled in our favor. Where do other nations stand on this? In the international community many countries are against what the Japanese whalers are doing.
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